How Do I?
To get a library card, visit the library to complete registration. You must have a photo ID and proof of current address. Print out the application form or get an application form at your library.
Library cards are free for all Plum Creek Residents. Lost cards can be replaced for $3.00 at the library.
There is no age limit for cards, but the parent or guardian of the child must be present and provide a photo ID and proof of address as they would for their own card.
Click "Sign In" on the menu bar on our Online Catalog. Enter your 14-digit PCLS library card barcode and your PIN/ password. Click "Sign In". Your Account Summary will list the number of materials you have checked out, are overdue, and are on hold. Saved searches, lists, reading history, and fines can be accessed under My Account. Click on the headings to view the complete list. Update your contact information, Overdrive options, and other preferences in the Account Settings menu.
You can search for books and other materials using the search bar at the top of the page. Enter a title, author, or subject into the box and click the search button on the right of the search box. In the Catalog, you can also search by author, title, subject, or series by using the drop-down list between the search box and the search button. Narrow your results by expanding and selecting facets on the left side of catalog listings.
Log into your account in our Online Catalog and search for materials by using the search box. Once you have found an item you want to reserve, click the Place Hold link in the blue box. On the Place Hold screen, verify that the library listed in the Pickup Location column box is the library where you want to pick up the item; the default selection is your home library (where you registered and received a library card). It is VERY IMPORTANT that you verify the LOCATION here. When finished, click the Submit Hold Request button.
Can't find what you're looking for? You can also place holds following this process on MNLink.org, which searches all Minnesota libraries.
The library has a drop box available so you can return books at any time. It is recommended that DVDs and other items with plastic cases be returned inside the library to prevent damage. WiFi hotspots must be returned inside the library.
To check your due dates online, go to the library catalog. Use the "Sign In" area on the right-hand side to enter your login, which is your library card barcode number, and your password, which is the last four digits of your library card number. If for some reason your login did not work, call the library for help. Select "Checked Out" to see all of the items you have checked out and due dates. To renew an item select "Renew" on the right, or select the boxes on the left for the items you wish to renew and then "Renew Selected." If you want to renew everything, click on "Renew all."
Items that do not have any remaining renewals must be brought into the library. If there are no holds, the item may be checked in and checked back out. Items that have holds cannot be renewed.
Go to the library catalog
Click "Log in to your account" in the upper right corner
Enter your login, which is your is your library card barcode number and your password, which is the last four digits of the card number. If for some reason your login did not work, call the library for help in logging in.
Under "Checked Out Titles" click on the "Renew" link for each item you would like to renew. You can also click on the "Renew All" button at the bottom of the list to renew all of your items at once. If an item says "Not Renewable," you have no renewals left on that item. Please contact the library for assistance.
Items that are not on hold can be renewed a total of two times. If the item is from outside of our system, a special request to renew must be made.
Have an item you really want but can't find it in our Catalog or on MNLink? You can request a purchase! Come into the library and tell a staff member that you would like to request the purchase of an item. These requests go to our Director who then reviews them to see if they fit our Selection Policy. If the item is purchased, your name will be automatically placed on the holds list and we will let you know when it is available.
Tracy Public Library welcomes public use of its meeting and conference rooms by individuals, groups, and organizations. A $25 fee is charged for meeting room use. For more information, view our Meeting Room Policy.
You can download eBooks and eAudiobooks for free from the library! For more information on these services, visit our "Digital Resources" page.
The library provides email notices for when holds arrive as well as a reminder of due dates. If you would like these notices, stop into your local library and ask a librarian to add it.